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April 23, 2024

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High-risk Tennesseans Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine March 8

Tennessee will open COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to Tennesseans in Phase 1c populations on March 8.

Phase 1c of Tennessee’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan includes people with high-risk health conditions including pregnancy, and parents and caregivers of children with high-risk health conditions. Tennesseans may find vaccination providers in their area by visiting

Phase 1c includes:

Individuals 16 years of age or older with the following diagnosed health conditions:

  • Chronic renal disease
  • COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, moderate-severe asthma
  • Obesity (BMA 30 or greater)
  • Heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, hypertension
  • Sickle cell, Thalassemia
  • Cerebrovascular disease, Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Liver disease
  • Women age 16 years and older who are pregnant
  • Technologically- dependent individuals 16 years and older and the household residents and caregivers of children under the age of 16 who are technologically dependent
    (such as individuals who are ventilator dependent with tracheostomy, wheelchair-bound due to high-risk medical condition or require tube feedings, parenteral nutrition or dialysis)
  • Individuals age 16 years or older with immunocompromising conditions and the household residents and caregivers of children 16 years of age and younger who have immunocompromising conditions
    (such as individuals receiving chemotherapy, requiring daily oral steroids or other immunosuppressants, requiring medication to control diabetes, those with HIV/Aids or other diagnosed high-risk immunodeficiencies)
  • Household residents and caregivers of those 16 years of age and younger who:

– Have complex congenital heart disease, require ongoing medical management such as Tetralogy of Fallot, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, double outlet right ventricle

– Qualify for Katie Beckett waiver

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.